Asmara Malik can usually be found lurking at http://elmara.deviantart.com [link], where she has, to-date, been awarded six Daily Deviations in Literature. She was one of the eight winners of the LUMS Young Writers Workshop & Short Story Contest 2013. She was short-listed for the Matthew Rocca Poetry Award by Verandah, an Australian journal of art, design and literature. Her work has appeared in Karachi: Our Stories in Our Words (OUP, Pakistan), Papercuts, Poets & Artists, Sparkbright, Read This Magazine and Breadcrumb Scabs, among others.
a zombie in your dreamscape, you shuffle
Our daughter opens one milky eye, irked
the thought of never seeing you again.
Where does love go when the heart is still
nothing, and the mind, alone, conjures up
in the ordinary, where all is as it is,